Welcome to my blog of little bits of randomness from me and my amazing life. I have been inspired by all the lovely bloggers out there that I decided that it is high time that I join you all and I look forward to receiving your feedback.

I enjoy all things photographic (although I am only an amateur and use a point and shoot camera) and craft, and intend to share some of this with you .

My Cranberry Lane brand is an eclectic range of handmade lovlies all handmade by myself and you can also experience my items in my etsy shop and madeit shop as well as on ebay. You can also see me at!/pages/Cranberry-Lane/124083160951544 so please feel free to hop on over and take a look.

Card I made during a class

Another card I made at the class

some of my Beanie Kids

each row is 3 deep

Friday, May 28, 2010

whooo whooo..... it's Friday again.....yeah!!!!! That means tomorrow is Saturday and I can do more crafting with both of my new fabric parcels..... have I got a few things up my sleeve????? Well dear friends... you'll need to wait. All I can say is now I have my new overlocker up and running.......

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Scrapbook page

Hi, I have finally got around to actually completing a scrapbook page - it feeelllllsss sooooo goooooddddd. Yes I am also enjoying sewing, doing the markets and selling my items online - I do still have a soft spot for all things scrapping - especially collecting stash and papers. I love this Kaiser line and just had to have it, I found inspiration from two different sources and came up with this......

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I spent the morning getting my Cranberry Lane facebook page up and running... so now fingers crossed. I completed a scrapbook page that has been sitting for ages just waiting but as usual I still need to put the title on, and I have finally got the overlocker out of the box! Miss A would like another T-shirt made so that will be my first project to complete with my new machine - better get to it.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

What a waste ..... well really,today has been. I had wonderful plans of crafting, sewing etc. but my sister decided facebook.... ok.... so instead of playing with and learning my new overlocker, I have been well surfing the facebook pages and having a real blast from the past finding people from my past and trying to make contact. Anyway better get back incase someone out there actually remembers me......


I am now officially on FACEBOOK - what do I do now? I have been spending ages as is always the case when I get on the computer (and I thought blogging was tricky) - and just looking around and getting yelled at by Mr 16 "DO IT YOURSELF" fine I say but what is it that I'm actually doing???? I keep asking. Hopefully something will evolve and I will work out just exactly what I am doing. Feel free to come by and be my friend and I guess it will be a work in process as I learn how to upload photos and have a chat and catch up with friends from another time - (looking forward to it).

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

So anyway, there's this mini storm this afternoon - I think it's possibly the only storm we've had from the season - it's gone now, but left this........

very pretty to look at - shame about the power lines:)

I thought I'd also have a show and tell.........
this is what I got for Mother's Day

yum, yum ...... and

can't wait to have a play

and here's what I've been working on........

Don't forget to come and visit us Saturday at the Ipswich Handmade Expo, Bundama Turf Club.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cranberry Lane

I have spent this looonnnnggg weekend (the last for a while) adding to my Cranberry Lane range. Along with my skirts, shorts and tops, I now have t-shirts. Not the bought from the shops and have an applique added type..... but a 100% handmade t-shirt. Yes that's right I changed the sewing needle to a ball point used t-shirting fabric in both girls and boys prints carefully cut the ribbing for the neckline etc etc..... I have had a ball and of course Miss A wants everything added to her wardrobe...... wrong size honey. My clothing range caters from approx 2 yrs - 8 yrs. I have also had to order more labels woohoo :) Of course anyone wishing to view my items will have to come to the next Handmade Expo at Ipswich - or check out my Made It store.